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Tompkins Barracks
Schwetzingen, Germany

During 2000 the V Corps Artillery headquarters moved to Tompkins Barracks in Schwetzingen to better align that unit with its higher headquarters, V Corps, in Heidelberg. The improved proximity and associated command and control has been a USAREUR goal since V Corps Headquarters moved from Frankfurt to Heidelberg in 1994. Only after the 649th Engineer Company inactivated in June 1995 were facilities at Tompkins Barracks available to accommodate this move. Previously stationed in Wiesbaden, the unit has 51 wheeled vehicles, 1 track vehicle - an M-577 command and control vehicle, and 13 trailers and generators. It has 128 military positions and 4 civilian positions.

The 1st Personnel Command and 5th Signal Command are located on Kilbourne Kaserne, located across the street on Tompkins Barracks.



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